York City - Firefighter

Job Overview

Department York City Fire Department
TypeFirefighter
Job TitleFirefighter
Deadline Feb 10, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$50.00
ContactHParks@yorkcity.org
Location York, PA
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Job Announcement

York City Fire Department, PA Public Safety Jobs

The City of York

Now Hiring Full Time Probationary Firefighters

Department: York City Fire and Rescue Services

Type: Firefighter

Job Title: Probationary Firefighter

Registration Fee: $50

The City of York Civil Service Commission oversees the examination process for the position of Probationary Firefighter. Once the examination process is complete, the Fire Civil Service Commission presents passing candidates to the City for consideration of employment. The Fire Civil Service Commission determines an applicant's eligibility for examination without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, and marital status.

The purpose of this position is to provide emergency fire, rescue, and medical services to the City, as well as to surrounding communities. This is accomplished by using emergency apparatus to perform required duties; maintaining all required certifications through training; inspecting properties on a regular basis; conducting safety education programs in schools when requested; conducting routine maintenance and repair to apparatus, equipment, and fire stations when needed. Other duties include performing daily apparatus preventative maintenance; giving station tours; testing hoses and pumps for proper functionality; engaging in EMS and CPR training; installing smoke detectors; performing school programs; and maintaining a high level of physical fitness.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required.
  • No experience required for this position.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older by the posting expiration date
  • Must possess a valid Driver's License at the time of application.

Required Attachments:

  • A copy of applicant's valid Driver's License.
  • Proof of High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Legal Alien status. (Birth Certificate, Social Security Card or Valid US passport)
  • If claiming Veteran Preference, a copy of applicant's "DD 214" Form.

Other Requirements:

  • A nonrefundable $50 application fee. 
  • If claiming Veterans Preference, a "Request Pertaining to Military Record" form may be requested.


**Incomplete Applications, including required documentation attached and application fee paid, will not be considered*

Hiring Process:

  1. Written examination
  2. Oral Examination
  3. Physical Agility Test
  4. Background Investigation.
  5. Medical Examination
  6. Psychological Examination.

Completion of this application does not guarantee any applicant an opportunity to examine, interview or employment. The City of York Civil Service Commission predetermines eligibility criteria for examination.

Please direct questions regarding this position to HParks@yorkcity.org


Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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